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  • christopherfromgrimsby Level 1 Level 1

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how this wasn't built into iMovie or GarageBand in the first place.  I do however know why it hasn't been fixed.  It's because they don't think their customers need it.  And with apple the customers are always wrong.

  • vegeloco Level 1 Level 1

    Seems like this should have been addressed by now!   I love both apps and it seems like this would be a natural fit. Please fix this.

  • Bilal_m354 Level 1 Level 1

    I think they should add the ability to add to the ipad music library because then you would be able to add to imovie through that

  • smsprof Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately apple did nothing in the new os to address this issue.  But I don't think it's an OS problem.  It's using iTunes and the iPod-like storage of audio on the iPad that's creating the problem.  Make it possible to either save directly from garage band to the iPad's music library or allow Garage Band to save to a completely different, but shared folder with iMovie.

  • smsprof Level 1 Level 1

    Question:  Do the Apple support folks read this?  It sure doesn't seem like it and if not then this forum is a total waste of our time.  Does anyone know how to contact Apple directly to submit suggestions for improving their apps?  I think other, non-Apple, app developers do this...and actually respond by making updates to address user suggested improvements. 

  • Croimos14 Level 1 Level 1

    I beleive these are comunity froums for other people to help other people. I'd imagine the only Apple employees who read this are the mods.

  • Penobscot River Level 1 Level 1

    The problem still exists today. iOS 5 didn't resolve it. One still have to connect to a computer to get the GB song on the iPad over to iTunes and resync so that iMovie on the iPad can access and use it.


    There are some solutions here:

  • Mskvns Level 1 Level 1

    I was able to upload a song today from an email to iMovie. If you are able to email yourself the song in GarageBand, that might be a workaround. Just select open in iMovie was you download the song within your email. Good luck!

  • smsprof Level 1 Level 1

    Hey folks.  The newest update for iMovie solves this problem.   When using Garage Band on your iPad, you can now choose to save to iMovie.  The music is automatically inserted into whatever iMovie project you're working on.  The only problem now is that the music doesn't show up as a music file... it just gets inserted into an iMovie project.  Not ideal since I would like to be able to get the music myself as a file and insert it where I want and move it around but at least it's possible to get the music without connecting to another computer's iTunes or Mskvns email solution (which I didn't even try since the new iMovie handles it now.


    Good work Apple but please keep working on it... Saving "directly" into the iTune library on the iPad would be a fantastic improvement since iMovie would be able to import the saved music when and where you want it.

  • SergeantPeppercorn Level 1 Level 1

    How? That would work for me in the short term! Could you import it as a music file, or just straight into a project?

  • Mskvns Level 1 Level 1

    Hi SergeantPeppercorn - what I did was send the song to myself in an email. In the mail app on the iPad, I clicked on the file as if to download and it gave me the option to open in IMovie. IMovie then opened with the song already loaded in the project. Hope it works for you!

  • AMenard Level 1 Level 1

    Disclaimer: I don't have an iPad yet... It's in the mail!


    Are Garageband and iMovie able to save to iCloud?


    If they do, can't you just save there and open it back in the other app?

  • feefoo234 Level 1 Level 1

    To get it first export it and send it to your emails which you access using your iPad. Then go to your sent box on your iPad if you hold the attachments there should be an option to open it in iMovie

  • FishStudios Level 1 Level 1

    You go and send it through e-mail to your self and then you download it and then you see it and you share it but it says import to iMovie ok

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